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03-03-2010, 09:07 PM
Hi, I have an '06 Laramie Mega with the factory leather seats. I just bought the truck with 60,000 miles and the drivers seat has a small 3/8 inch rip on the seatback bloster and a big 3 inch rip on the seat cushion outside bolster. I like the seats and really just want it back to stock. Really the seat cushion has some loss of color on one of the seams too.
Whats the best approach to renew this seat? Factory replacement covers seem steep at $250 for the seat and $350 for the back. Can an upostery shop produce good results just sewing in a new panel??
Thanks for comments. This is a great site!
03-03-2010, 11:08 PM
ducktape works[laugh], but in all honesty id check out a junkyard. I replaced the seats in old dakota with leather for $200 at my junkyard. Deercreek salvage yard..williamsport ohio. Maybe you will be lucky and find one and swap em out if you know the fella. I couldnt pull that off but ive heard of it happening before.
03-04-2010, 09:47 AM
I'd take it to an upholstery shop. They can fix it and you'll never know it was ripped.
If the estimate is too high, a boneyard may have a mashed truck with minimal blood on the seats, or get a new seat cover.
Jeff in TD
03-04-2010, 10:17 AM
You sometimes see them on e-bay from folks who upgraded to swivel captain's chairs.
03-04-2010, 06:49 PM
Well, I decided to go the upolsery shop route. I have to wait a few weeks to get on their schedule but they said they would need it for a day and they would pull the seat, pull the cover, adjust or replce the foam if needed, sew in new matching panels that are ripped, pull the stretched part tight again and reinstall. They assured me I would be very satisfied... $150.00 Seems more than reasonable to fully repair it. I'll let you know how it works. Maybe I can figure out how to post some pics. Thanks for advice.
03-04-2010, 07:00 PM
I was going to say the seat shop route. Even if you see the threads, them re-foaming it is well worth it.
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